thalidomide

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tha·lid·o·mide

 (thə-lĭd′ə-mīd′)
n.
A sedative and hypnotic drug, C13H10N2O4, withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy. It is currently used to treat leprosy.

[(ph)thal(ic acid) + (im)id(e) + (i)mide.]

thalidomide

(θəˈlɪdəˌmaɪd)
n
(Pathology)
a. a synthetic drug formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic but withdrawn from the market when found to cause abnormalities in developing fetuses. Formula: C13H10N2O4
b. (as modifier): a thalidomide baby.
[C20: from thallic + -id- (from imide) + imide]

tha•lid•o•mide

(θəˈlɪd əˌmaɪd)

n.
a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C13H10N2O4, formerly used as a sedative: if taken during pregnancy, it may cause severe abnormalities in the limbs of the fetus.
[1955–60; (ph)thal(im)ido(glutari)mide = phthalimide (phthal (ic) + imide) + -o- + glutarimide (glut(en) + (tart)ar(ic) + imide)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thalidomide - a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
teratogen - any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples
Translations

thalidomide

® [θəˈlɪdəʊmaɪd] Ntalidomida f

thalidomide

[θəˈlɪdəmaɪd] nthalidomide fthalidomide baby nenfant mf victime de la thalidomide

thalidomide

n˜ Contergan® nt, → Thalidomid nt; thalidomide babyContergankind nt

thalidomide

® [θəˈlɪdəʊˌmaɪd] ntalidomide ® m

tha·lid·o·mide

n. talidomida, sedativo e hipnótico, causante probado de malformaciones en niños de madres que tomaron la droga durante el embarazo.

thalidomide

n talidomida